EFFECT OF PROJECT GOVERNANCE ON PERFORMANCE OF CONSTITUENCY DEVELOPMENT FUNDED PROJECTS IN KAJIADO COUNTY
The general objective of the study was to establish the effect of project governance on performance of constituency development funded projects in Kajiado County. The study was undertaken in Kajiado County which neighbours Machakos County and Nairobi County on the West; by extension, the sampled respondents were drawn from Kajiado County. This was because of the researcher’s vast experience in constituency development projects’ management as well as its proximity to the researcher’s place of work. The study used a questionnaire to collect the required data. The data from the completed questionnaires was cleaned, re-coded and entered into the computer using the Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) for Windows for analysis. The SPSS computer program was commanded to produce frequency tables, graphs, pie charts and the necessary measures of variances for interpretation. Descriptive statistics (that is frequency analysis) was computed for presenting and analyzing the data. The study found that there was positive correlation coefficient between CDF Funded projects and Stakeholder participation, this relationship was found to be statistically significant. The study found weak positive correlation between CDF Funded projects and Resource Mobilization.
Key Terms: Stakeholders Participation, Resource Mobilization, Performance of Constituency Development Funded Projects
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